I do enjoy visiting history museums when traveling abroad. You get a sense of where the culture comes from, how they have evolved as a country and appreciate the preservation of that history. The... more
Don't expect too much if you are used to Disney World and the likes. Ratanga Junction is a relatively small theme park with fun rides and a jungle/old sivilization theme.
Be aware that they are only... more
The Constantia valley is only 15kms from Cape Town's CBD and can be reached via the hop on, hop off bus service which is a great idea so you can enjoy a few wines at the several wineries along the... more
Along the False Bay coast road from Simon`s Town lies the placid town of Fish Hoek. Most of the residents are retired but it still has a busy main street with market stalls competing with shoppers on... more
One of the Cape Peninsula's nicest beaches that seems to just go on forever. It is on the Indian Ocean side and has some great water for swimming, surfing and fishing. This town was a military base... more
Kommetjie (pronounced "Kom-e-key") is one very laid back place, and arguably the New Age capital of the Cape Peninsula.
Kommetjie is located on the Atlantic side of the peninsula, just south of... more
There are many review of the Cape and the things there. I found it to be full of natural beauty. I regret that we had limited time at the Cape. It would have been nice to explore more of the trail... more
An alternative to stellenbosch wine route is paarl, known for their excellent red wine.
KWV is the main wine estate where they also make brandy, they do cellar tours as well as wine tasting.
In paarl... more
Franschhoek is a winery region about an hour drive from Cape Town. In addition to wineries and vineyards, the picturesque (picture lush greenery, blue skies and enormous mountains) region features... more
The drive between Hermanus and the Strand along the eastern section of False Bay is often overlooked, but makes for a glorious (longish) day trip, as well is being the beginning/end of the Garden... more
If the startlingly beautiful long sweep of Noordhoek Beach looks vaguely familiar, then chances are that you've seen the 70s movie "Ryan's Daughter" (in which Noordhoek masquerades as a suspiciously... more
Great Beach near green point and close to Camp's Bay. A somewhat upscale area, but has great beaches and views. If you want to check out some gorgeous bodies head to clifton 4. Don't plan on going in... more
West Coast Ostrich farm is situated only a 10 minute drive from blouberg beach. The beach is a must stop point for the views across the bay to table Mountain so a stop at the Ostrich farm is not out... more
Situated next to UCT, it is a nice drive to visit Rhodes Memorial from where you have a very good view over the city and the southern suburbs. At the memorial you will find a statue of Cecil John... more
Whale watching is probably one of the most intriguing adventures. There is no country on earth that provides a platform for such an activity the way South Africa does. There is a dedicated Route for... more
I think that we have one of the most beautiful city halls in the world. This lovely Edwardian building, is home to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (the acoustics in the main hall are phenomenal)... more
Today the village has once again changed its character and although the harbour and fishing still operates at low key, the village has become the centre of antique, art and bric-a-brac shops with many... more
Usually will take you a day or two to explore to fullest extend. There are many guided trips that cover it off in a full day. Very efficient, but doesn't always tailor to your needs/wants. I would... more
I confess that I am not a 'beach person', but if I had to nominate the best beach ever on which to sip sundowners, Llandudno would win hands down!
Llandudno is just north of Hout Bay on the western... more
Well this is good place for the whole family. Its has a casino for the Adults , a Ice Ring for those young and old who loves skating and for those who just wanna shop.... well you can because there is... more
Hermanus is a town of around 45 000 inhabitants, located 115 kms east to Cape Town. Originally called Hermanuspietersfontein, it was one of many settlements on the south, relying on maritime industry... more
With so many mountain ranges surrounding the Cape, hiking is a popular pastime. There are numerous trails that take several days as well as day walks up Table Mountain. Before embarking on a trip up... more
The SA National gallery, although the exhibits are fairly interesting, is extremely small (no more than 5 exhibit rooms). The Museum is free on Sundays and the building itself is quite impressive. I... more
The SA museum and the planetarium are joined together in one place. I went to see a great show about the Southern skies and how to identify some stellar constellations and afterwards had a look around... more
Some more on the Cape Minstrals happens annually on the 2nd January. It is a huge parade of people dressed up and dancing in the streets, with a brass band providing the music and also some of them... more
For me personally , this is one of the best places in South Africa for a vacation.
If you looking for a very relaxing vacation Cape Town is the place to be. Cape Town is a place which has everything...
It’s a bit hard to build a page of travels on Cape Town as this is where I grew up & spent a great deal of my life. Now that I live in London I go back home to visit my family and friends regularly. I...